The Certificate in Interpersonal Skills (Level 5) is the first year of study towards the Bachelor of Counselling. It can be completed full-time in a year, or part-time over two years. This counselling training prepares students for work in a range of fields such as parishes, churches, family and health support services, community agency work and advocacy roles.
Throughout this counselling course, you will develop a strong understanding of counselling theory, including counselling process, self-awareness, human development, personal and professional boundaries, and principles of psychology.
Openness towards diversity in culture, spirituality and world view is highly valued, as is the importance of developing a mission or purpose in one's life. This certificate is delivered and practised face-to-face and/or in an online environment in preparation for counselling placements in Years 2 and 3.
Student counselling course can choose to complete this certificate alone, achieving the Certificate in Interpersonal Skills (Level 5), or they can continue on to complete the Bachelor of Counselling.
Click HERE to download the Application Booklet for the counselling course in Christchurch. This will give you a clear understanding of all of the required documents and the process to follow to enable you to enrol.
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.
Use them well to serve one another.
– 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)
Available Campuses: Christchurch
Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you
enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.
Certificate in Interpersonal Skills (Level 5)
Our Counselling courses require you to bring your own device (BYOD) for study at Vision College.
Below are the minimum specifications required for this counselling course, anything less than this will not open the programmes required.
Windows 10 Operating System (from January 2020 any Windows version less than 10 will not be able to connect to the ATC New Zealand wireless network)
4GB of memory
320GB+ Hard Drive or 128GB+ Solid State Drive
Across our programmes we use Microsoft Windows based applications.
Counsellors help people to deal with their feelings and responses, solve problems and create change in their lives.
Psychotherapists help individuals, couples or groups identify, understand, and manage emotional and behavioural problems.
Youth workers support young people, work with them and their families, help them build healthy connections, and give guidance in health, education, training and employment.
You will need to contact StudyLink for the answer to this. All of our courses have been approved by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and, as such, all New Zealand students that enrol in a programme of study, that includes a study fee, can apply to StudyLink.
Studying for a qualification is a serious commitment, like a full-time job, so any work should be part-time and not interfere with your classes or study.
Yes! Each year of the Bachelor of Counselling is able to be taken part time and spread over two years. Complete the full degree in 3-6 years